Mitt Romney’s Taxes
Lost in the politically generated issue of Mitt Romney’s taxes is the issue of Harry Reid and his own tax information. Harry Reid has jumped up and donned a fool’s mantle once again, and this time with a wild claim by an anonymous source, that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes for the last ten years. Less ridiculous would be if Reid held a press conference to say that he has spotted UFOs in the Nevada skies. Harry Reid is accustomed to playing with fire and getting burned, but the Nevada Democrat cannot seem to stop picking up matches and lighters.
Now the Republican party is attacking Reid, with Republican Party Chairman, Reince Priebus, saying that Reid was a dirty liar, and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying that Reid is making things up. On top of that is a rising murmur among conservatives that Harry Reid should release his own tax records before he accuses other people. Reid has said that he does not make much money as a senator, but the records are released each year. This is false on two fronts. As of 2010, Harry Reid was listed as being worth ten-million dollars. While certain financial records of his are released each year, those are the cherry-picked records. Reid has never had a full tax disclosure, and refuses to release all of his records to this day.
Any person possessing common sense would know that anybody with the kind of fortune that Mitt Romney has would be swarmed by the IRS at the first hint of impropriety. The Democrats ask a simple question which sounds logical at first blush. They want to know if Romney has nothing to hide, then why will he not release his tax records. It would be interesting if Mitt Romney were to call a press conference and declare that one of Harry Reid’s mistresses has said that she has witnessed Reid beating his wife on numerous occasions. He could add that the mistress will not identify herself, but if Reid is not a wife beater, he should come forward and prove it. Of course the reason Romney does not release his records is that if those records found their ways into the Democrats’ desperate paws, they would be able to twist the numbers in any creative way they wanted to suit their purposes. Harry Reid’s spokesman, Adam Jentleson recently said that this tax issue is the biggest issue of the campaign. Given the state of his party’s jobs record, he had better hope so.